Wednesday, February 5, 2014

Wildcard! Remedies for Chapped Lips

With all the sun exposure and harsh weather, it is so common to experience cracked or chapped lips these days. Chapped lips are not only unattractive skin problem to have but it is also somewhat painful at times. Some of the common symptoms are dryness, cracking, redness, flaking, and so on. Some factors that lead to chapped lips are

• Lack of vitamins and minerals in our body
• Allergic reaction to some medicine.
• Dehydration
• Excessive licking of lips
• Intense sun exposure
• Frequent smoking
• Harsh weather

So, here are some home remedies you can do for your chapped lips:

Exfoliate your lips with a Toothbrush
Simply use a soft bristle toothbrush and gently rub it lightly against your lips in circular fashion so as to remove dry skin flakes from your lips. Do this at least once a week so that dead skin cells are removed properly.

Stay Hydrated with water
It is so important that you frequently hydrate yourself throughout the day so that you’re body is at its optimum level.

Exfoliate your lips with Sugar

Exfoliating your lips with sugar helps restore the natural softness of the lips. Simply mix table sugar with honey then use that paste to gently rub around the lips to loosen dead skin cells.

Moisturize your lips with Petroleum Jelly
Petroleum jelly is an all around moisturizing cream that you can use all over your body. It is an effective moisturizer for chapped or cracked lips and Petroleum Jelly can also soothe rashes and other skin allergies.

Moisturize your lips with Honey
Another great moisturizer that you can easily find at home is Honey. Honey is not only a great moisturizer, it also has good antibacterial properties that can easily and soothe painful and flaky chapped lips. Simply apply honey several times a day or before going to bed and in no time your lips will be softer and better again.

Use Coconut Oil, the natural moisturizer
Coconut oil is a natural moisturizer that a number of people are using to treat their chapped lips problem. By simply applying some coconut oil several times a day or before going to bed and again in no time your lips will be softer and better again.